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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Commander = Hummer?? I think not

As much compliments i've rec'd on my commander, I've had few tell me that my Commander looks/drives/rides like a Hummer. Having previously rode in & test-drove a H3, I think the Commander feels MUCH smoother than any Hummer out there. Just wondering if anyone else has someone tell them similar about thier Commander?
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I cant speak for an H3 but a friend of mine owns an H2 and IMHO the Commander has more room inside, higher tow rating and performs better on road. Cant speak to offroad as never been offroad in either. Use my TJ for that. john
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Having owned an H2, which I traded in on the Commander; I can state positively that the commander is smoother, quieter, tighter, made of better components, and more economical. However, it does not have more room, does not tow more dispite the H2's 6500 vs. Commander's 8500 # rating. Also, I "feel" the H2 is the better off road vehicle, but never had either in the same set of circumstances to judge accurately.
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Having owned an H2, which I traded in on the Commander; I can state positively that the commander is smoother, quieter, tighter, made of better components, and more economical. However, it does not have more room, does not tow more dispite the H2's 6500 vs. Commander's 8500 # rating.
According to the Hummer website the H2 is rated to tow 6700lb. The Commander with the 5.7L and 2WD is rated to tow 7400lb and with 4WD can tow 7200lb.

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As far as off road goes, the Hummer does look more capable, but looking around, I've seen many more stuck hummers (because of size) than Commanders. I'd like to see any comparison tests that anyone has done - either formally or informally. I'd put my money on the Commander for most events.

Also - I think "Commander = Hummer" would be a flase statement.
"Commander > Hummer" much more likely to be true.

But, I am biased.

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According to the Hummer website the H2 is rated to tow 6700lb. The Commander with the 5.7L and 2WD is rated to tow 7400lb and with 4WD can tow 7200lb.
Whatever...I wrote from memory, which gets worse day by day!

Point being: I could pull my roughly 8000# boat with the H2 with far less strain than I now can with the Commander (Hemi & AWD).

Officially, I will not admit to the above, but it is only twice/year on a 35 mile run to & from the lake.
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I think the Commander especailly a V8(4.7, 5.7) one is definitly better then the H3, although the H3 might have slightly more clearence. My nieghbour loves our Commander and he has a H3.
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We test drove an H3...its a turd in every comparision to the Commander. Not even close.
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Point being: I could pull my roughly 8000# boat with the H2 with far less strain than I now can with the Commander (Hemi & AWD).
Our Hemi Commander pulls our 6500lb boat easier than my 06 F150 5.4L. Not as stable as the truck but power wise it handles it with total ease.
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Having owned an H2, which I traded in on the Commander; I can state positively that the commander is smoother, quieter, tighter, made of better components, and more economical. However, it does not have more room, does not tow more dispite the H2's 6500 vs. Commander's 8500 # rating. Also, I "feel" the H2 is the better off road vehicle, but never had either in the same set of circumstances to judge accurately.
Wrong. H2's suck hard off road. Try it and you'll bust a tie rod and sit for days because they're usually on backorder. Weak. Junk. H3 mucho better off road than H2.

Commander = $40000 = stay on pavement anyway. I drive cheap a$$ Range Rover off road.
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